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Figure 2

From: A quantitative comparison of micro-CT preparations in Dipteran flies

Figure 2

Soft tissue measurement locations.

(a) Horizontal section of the upper thorax and head; labelled are the tissue types used for the measurements: The large muscle (1) greyvalue measurements are taken from the dorsoventral flight muscles. The small muscle (2) greyvalue measurements are taken from the oblique horizontal neck muscles. The thick cuticle (3) greyvalue measurements are taken from the pronotal apodeme. The thin cuticle (4) greyvalue measurements are taken from the cervical sclerite. The background (6) greyvalue measurements are taken from the ethanol filled spaces surrounding the fly. (b) Horizontal section of the upper thorax, anterior to the slice shown in (a). A subset of the 7 neuropils included in the characterization of neural tissue (5) is visible in this slice. Additionally, the background values (6) and the large flight muscles (1) are visible in this slice. (c) Horizontal slice with an arrow superimposed on the large flight muscles. The arrow forms the x-axis of the graph shown in; (d) Greyscale profile along the white line in (c). The y-axis gives the corresponding normalised greyscale values.

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